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Who is doing this makeup? Is it shell? Are those socks OTC?

 

I LOLed.

 

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Then why not sport Dr.Martens?

 

Boom! Roasted. Valid point IMO.

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I encourage you guys to post "anniversary" photos that show how shoes age after 1, 2, 5! Etc years of wear. I'm gonna clean up my ravello tassels (bought last year) and post new sunlight photos this weekend and compare them to pics I took last year...
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Wearing my clown boots today.

ALden Cap toe boot, leather sole, modified last, #8, all eyelets:

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Originally Posted by sfactor23 View Post

no problem - I'm expecting to receive my jumpers by Friday, and intend to bring to B. Nelson sometime next week - I'll provide updates -

B. Nelson apparently does outstanding work but they don't have a great lug sole option IMO. I understand that Moulded Shoe also does shoe repairs and they have the actual Alden commando sole. I have no personal experience with them but I think the commando sole looks great and would at least pursue that option.
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Originally Posted by HorseHide View Post

^ For your bowling league?
I bet your bowling shoes are Kenneth Cole Reaction with square toes.
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Regarding wearing Alden wingtip/captoe boots with suits:

 

1) How big a deal is "all eyelets" vs. speed hooks?  Do hooks really get caught in trousers, or is it just an infrequent thing?

 

2) Is commando a no-no? (Commando soles that is, not to be confused with going commando...).  Does it look strange to have a lug sole w/ a suit?  Business casual?

 

Thanks!

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Originally Posted by JPFNY5 View Post

Jealousy is the GREATEST form of flattery! 

Those shoes are prompting a certain "response" but it isn't jealously.
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Originally Posted by JPFNY5 View Post

They are very casual and make it an easy transition from street to bowling ally! I wear them with jeans ..khakis...alternative to PTB.

interesting - do you have a foot condition as well or was this a pure fashion/functional choice for you? I can see how having the lacing going all the way down to the toes would make for a comfortable shoe. It does look a bit like a bowling shoe.
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Originally Posted by Rossmc View Post

Does anyone know where I can buy a good selection of Alden boots in the US and have them shipped to the UK at decent prices? Shipping from Alden themselves is $125.

i payed 75 dollar, ups shipping to germany + 83€ tax. they arrived today but i wasnt at home frown.gif
ordered from alden sf
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Regarding wearing Alden wingtip/captoe boots with suits:

1) How big a deal is "all eyelets" vs. speed hooks?  Do hooks really get caught in trousers, or is it just an infrequent thing?

2) Is commando a no-no? (Commando soles that is, not to be confused with going commando...).  Does it look strange to have a lug sole w/ a suit?  Business casual?

Thanks!

I find that the speedhooks get caught on trousers pretty frequently, hence my preference for all eyelets. Clearly, it takes (slightly) longer in the morning, but that is minor compared to how annoyed I am when a hem gets snagged.

Depending on the suit, commando soles can work fine. They are pretty low profile anyway and if you wearing a flannel or tweed suit, it looks perfectly acceptable in my opinion. It wouldn't work for a seersucker suit, but you shouldn't be wearing boots anyway.

Just my two cents.
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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Regarding wearing Alden wingtip/captoe boots with suits:

1) How big a deal is "all eyelets" vs. speed hooks?  Do hooks really get caught in trousers, or is it just an infrequent thing?

2) Is commando a no-no? (Commando soles that is, not to be confused with going commando...).  Does it look strange to have a lug sole w/ a suit?  Business casual?

Thanks!

1: I at times have a problem with this (but not always). For me, it doesn't happen all the time but when the hook does catch it is irritating (I notice most when I try to sit). I've had a hook cause my cuff to go undone twice (which is not too often but it is still annoying).

2: I wear the commando soles when it's rainy and business casual. I don't work in an extremely conservative specialty or work environment so it's not an issue. However, my preference is to wear balmorals during most of the work days.
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Looks good man, are these the grandfathered #8 makeup from moulded?

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Wearing my clown boots today.
ALden Cap toe boot, leather sole, modified last, #8, all eyelets:
263
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The boot that started it all for me--1.5 year old Indy 403s after a good brushing.

 

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Originally Posted by thebeebs View Post

Regarding wearing Alden wingtip/captoe boots with suits:

1) How big a deal is "all eyelets" vs. speed hooks?  Do hooks really get caught in trousers, or is it just an infrequent thing?

2) Is commando a no-no? (Commando soles that is, not to be confused with going commando...).  Does it look strange to have a lug sole w/ a suit?  Business casual?

Thanks!

1) It can snag, but I dont find that it ruins pants legs or anything

2) I tend to avoid it with suits in business dress, with the exception of rainy days (when I generally wear a PTB on crepe anyway). With business casual, it is fine (I work in a suit four day a week, business casual Friday environment). I will wear my cigar captoe boots on commando soles with flannels/chinos in the fall/winter with business casual. I dont recall ever wearing them with suit (though i suppose they could work with tweed suits). If you have to wear suits, there are better suited Alden shoes (balmorals, longwings, PTBs, tassels, shortwings, and chukkas) than high boots on a commando sole.

Caveat here - if you are wearing suits casually, high boots can work well
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Originally Posted by CHRK33 View Post

Depending on the suit, commando soles can work fine. They are pretty low profile anyway and if you wearing a flannel or tweed suit, it looks perfectly acceptable in my opinion. It wouldn't work for a seersucker suit, but you shouldn't be wearing boots anyway.
Just my two cents.

Suede Indy boots (milkshake, tan, navy) on any sole with a seersucker suit would be stunning
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